Just had to share this article about wildebeests…How Noisy Males Control the Gnu’s Cycle Scary article about Candida auris infections…a fungal infection that is resistant to known medications and is very difficult to contain…and can be deadly: The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast Ants that live inside acorns and what they […]
I know I’ve been slacking on my blog lately, but I’ve been working 10-14 hours a day, seven days a week, nonstop for more than two months…and I’m tired. Why did I think it was a good idea to double my field sites? Anyway, to make up for it, here are some photos of bumblebees […]
I can’t get over how cute baby moorhens are…they’re little fluffy dinosaur babies!
A really neat discovery on how stick insects disperse…much like seeds, their eggs are digested by the birds that consume the adults and are pooped out elsewhere: Insects that look like sticks, behave like fruit, and move like seeds If you’re into the super hero stuff, here’s an article about the real life super powers […]
One of my field sites is near a small pond so I get to enjoy these lovely little damselflies, which you know I love. These look just like our bluets (and indeed might be in the same genus)! I think they are the Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum ), but they could also be the Common […]
Field work (plus lab/office/greenhouse work) is kicking my butt right now, so here are some links to other websites haha Hippos are not my favourite animal…I worked in a zoo and hippos were by far the most disgusting animal to clean up after (although cotton-top tamarins smell horrible for some reason). You see hippos like […]
Knocknarea is a very famous hiking trail near Sligo. Everything I read said it was a loop trail, but as I learned, it is actually a linear trail that goes from the carpark at the base of Knocknarea, over the hill, and straight into town (Strandhill). Thinking it was a loop trail, I kept hiking […]